FAO Schwarz 160 Years of Toys
Oct 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Suggested Ages: All
Celebrate the 160th Anniversary of iconic toy store FAO Schwarz with live performances from magicians, Broadway Cares, American Ballet Theatre Students, and balloonists; sweet treats from Magnolia Bakery, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and others; a variety of craft activities, skating with the Toy Soldiers at Flipper’s Roller Boogie Palace, the Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile and more
See our guide to Rockefeller Center.
Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Rocket Fund collaborated on new windows inspired by the theme of heartwarming holiday gifts, with bright colors, rocket ships rocket ships and kaleidoscopes ( and a $1 million donation to the charity).
A new light show on the facade, set to a holiday medley of Elton John songs, features over over…More info
This spacious old-fashioned French bistro is fully decked out inside and out with trees (including one with covered with blue teddy bears), nutcrackers, lights, Santas, angels, stockings on the stairs and more. The menu includes their signature blue cheese truffle salad, classic French onion soup, Croque Monsieur and steak Frites, plus burgers & chicken tenders…More info
Kick off the holiday season with the annual lighting of the largest Christmas tree in NYC.
Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton will perform a duet of their holiday single, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” additional performances will be from Jimmie Allen, Andrea Bocelli along with Matteo Bocelli and Virginia Bocelli, David Foster and Katharine…More info
Central Park’s largest playground features a shaded area with swings and slides, a large, maze-like climbers, seasonal water features, sloped turf, a large sandbox area, low monkey bars, tunnels, ramps and (our favorite) giant rocks to climb. Plus a spacious bathroom.
Face painters, musicians and giant bubble makers often congregate at the entrance.More info